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#1. As the falcon launched trustingly heavenward is lost to view, the course of the higher poetry often soars beyond the ken of the multitude; and, as the humble birds carol blithely round our dwellings, so the meeker lays of the muse linger tunefully about the heart. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#2. The mind's only perfect vassal. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#3. The eye speaks with an eloquence and truthfulness surpassing speech. It is the window out of which the winged thoughts often fly unwittingly. It is the tiny magic mirror on whose crystal surface the moods of feeling fitfully play, like the sunlight and shadow on a still stream. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#4. Whatever is genuine in social relations endures, despite of time, error, absence, and destiny; and that which has no inherent vitality had better die at once. A great poet has truly declared that constancy is no virtue, but a fact. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#5. To a nice ear, the quality of a voice is singularly affecting. Its depth seems to be allied to feeling; at least, the contralto notes alone give an adequate sense of pathos. They are born near the heart. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#6. If conversation be an art, like painting, sculpture, and literature, it owes its most power charm to nature; and the least shade of formality or artifice destroys the effect of the best collection of words. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#7. The man who becomes a critic by trade ceases, in reality, to be one at all. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#8. It is amusing to detect character in the vocabulary of each person. The adjectives habitually used, like the inscriptions on a thermometer, indicate the temperament. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#9. Let us recognize the beauty and power of true enthusiasm; and whatever we may do to enlighten ourselves and others, guard against checking or chilling a single earnest sentiment. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#10. A pilgrimage is an admirable remedy for over-fastidiousness and sickly refinement. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#11. Reason is not time only interpreter of life. The fountain of action is in time feelings. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#12. There is more or less of pathos in all true beauty. The delight it awakens has an indefinable, and, as it were, luxurious sadness, which is perhaps one element of its might. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#13. Poetry is the overflowing of the Soul. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#14. There are beauties of character which, like the night-blooming cereus, are closed against the glare and turbulence of every-day life, and bloom only in shade and solitude, and beneath the quiet stars. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#15. Travel gives a character of experience to our knowledge, and brings the figures on the tablet of memory into strong relief. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#16. Society is the offspring of leisure; and to acquire this forms the only rational motive for accumulating wealth, notwithstanding the cant that prevails on the subject of labor. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#17. Literature is so common a luxury that the age has grown fastidious. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#18. Fashion seldom interferes with nature without diminishing her grace and efficiency. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#19. The soul, by an instinct stronger than reason, ever associates beauty with truth. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#20. Far better one unpurchased heart than glory's proudest name. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#21. No man flatters the woman he truly loves. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#22. To analyze the charms of flowers is like dissecting music; it is one of those things which it is far better to enjoy, than to attempt to fully understand. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#23. Had we a privilege of calling up by the power of memory only such passages as were pleasing, unmixed with such as were disagreeable, we might then excite at pleasure an ideal happiness, perhaps more poignant than actual sensation. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#24. Do not give to thy friends the most agreeable counsels, but the most advantageous. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#25. It has been said that self-respect is the gate of heaven, and the most cursory observation shows that a degree of reserve adds vastly to the latent force of character. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#26. A work of art is said to be perfect in proportion as it does not remind the spectator of the process by which it was created. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#27. Professed authors who overestimate their vocation are too full of themselves to be agreeable companions. The demands of their egotism are inveterate. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#28. There is to the poetical sense a ravishing prophecy and winsome intimation in flowers that now and then, from the influence of mood of circumstance, reasserts itself like the reminiscence of childhood, or the spell of love. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#29. Credulity is perhaps a weakness almost inseparable from eminently truthful characters. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#30. The art of walking is at once suggestive of the dignity of man. Progressive motion alone implies power, but in almost every other instance it seems a power gained at the expense of self-possession. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#31. There is a strength of quiet endurance as significant of courage as the most daring feats of prowess. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#32. There is a policy in manner. I have heard one, not inexperienced in the pursuit of fame, give it his earnest support, as being the surest passport to absolute and brilliant success. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#33. To impress others we must be earnest; to amuse them, it is only necessary to be kindly and fanciful. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#34. The French have a significant saying, that a woman who buys her complexion will sell it. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#35. National enthusiasm is the nursery of genius. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#36. To be a good traveler argues one no ordinary philosopher. A sweet landscape must sometimes be allowed to atone for an indifferent supper, and an interesting ruin charm away the remembrance of a hard bed. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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#37. Without the definiteness of sculpture and painting, music is, for that very reason, far more suggestive. Like Milton's Eve, an outline, an impulse, is furnished, and the imagination does the rest. - Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
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